When you’re an international male model, you’re surrounded by fashion 24/7. It can be hard to nail down your personal style when you always dress in other people’s clothes. We sat down with Sam Wines of Man of Style to talk about all things fashion.
Ever wonder what a model does in his spare time? Read on.
How would you describe your style?
I would say that for the most part it’s youthful dapper crossed with some traditional preppy styling.
Have you always been fashion-focused, or how did you start getting into it?
I have always been interested in fashion, although I only truly got into it all properly when I started going to university. Finally getting a chance to wear your own clothes every day instead of having to wear a uniform was pretty liberating, so I guess it all started from there!
Who are some key influencers on your personal style?
John F Kennedy is a pretty big style icon for that preppy style I talk about, along with Keil James Patrick. In terms of suiting, I can’t say that I truly have any standouts that have influenced my style. I tend to draw inspiration from a range of different sources including both brands and people and then I try to put my own twist on it all.
Are there any US trends that you find strange being from Australia?
Nothing really in the fashion scene, but I do find that Donald Drumpf is a strange trend… I’m allowed to say that right?
What’s one accessory you can’t live without?
What’s one piece of advice you have for somebody trying to find their own personal style?
Be confident in yourself. Just because something might not be on trend, doesn’t mean you can’t make it look amazing. So whatever you choose to wear, own it!
What was your first modeling job like?
My first job was actually a runway, so I was thrown in the deep end pretty early! I had absolutely no idea what to expect luckily a few of the guys were nice enough to show me the ropes. The show went really well in the end, which is always good.
What was the worst experience you had while working as a model?
Luckily for me, I haven’t really had any bad experiences! Although there’s been plenty of interesting ones. Like the time I had to get a full body spray tan and forgot to bring a ‘baggy’ change of clothes and had to walk out of Melbourne Town Hall in a garbage bag. Much to everyone else’s amusement…
What are some of your personal hobbies?
I am an avid science nerd, I’m big on biology, astrophysics and tech innovations. I also enjoy camping and hiking getaways when I have a few days free here and there.
What does style mean to you?
Style to me is more than the clothes that you wear or whether you are up to date with the latest trends. Style is an embodiment of your personality and can be an outward reflection of your current mood.
Whether he’s jet setting across continents or working on a shoot in his hometown, Sam Wines knows what defines his personal style. What makes your style unique? We want to see how you fit your Gentleman’s box contents into your everyday attire. Tag us in your photos on Instagram or use #GentlemansBox!
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